Care work & support

Care Work & Support Courses in London and Online

City Lit care and support courses are aimed at those wanting to help others in areas including, adult social care, mental health, youth work, childcare and information, advice or guidance. We have a range of recognised qualifications, introductions and personal and professional development courses to choose from. We welcome applications from those with lived experience in these areas and we work closely with organisations and charities all over London to provide opportunities for learners to make a difference.

We run courses out in the community, in college and online. Our courses have been chosen to best reflect the needs of the care and support sector and the changing needs of our students. Courses vary from long term (spanning over two terms), or short term and one day courses. We also have evening and weekend courses.

Our specialist care and support tutors have first hand knowledge as professionals in their field, making lessons relevant and engaging. We have a thriving and diverse team, who are committed to ongoing learning and development. Our tutors are very supportive of our diverse range of learners.

Our learners have gone on to volunteer and work in organisations such as St Mungoes, NHS, Groundswell and Change Grow Live. We are also proud to see many of our learners continue with education to level 3 and beyond.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Preparation for level 2 study
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk



    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    If you would like to take one of our level 2 courses in care and support, this course is essential, especially if you have been out of education for some time, or you are completely new to this subject.

    This course will allow you to develop the skills and effective learning behaviours to reach your full potential in a learning environment. This course is suitable for people who have not been education for some time or are new to education. It is recommended that learners take this course if they need to build on their learning skills before embarking on some of our level 2 programmes. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Level 2 Award in Understanding the Needs of Individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 10 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk



    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    PMLD is when a person has a severe learning disability and other disabilities that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent. This Award will be of interest to people already working in this field or who are looking to move into this area of work.

    This course aims to develop your understanding of the needs of people with PMLD and to equip you with the skills to effectively support, respond to and engage individuals with PMLD.

    “A person’s ability to communicate is not dependent on their being able to master certain skills, it is dependent on our ability to listen and communicate responsively” Jo Grace, The Sensory Projects. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £143.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Children and young people's mental health
    Last Few Places Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk





    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 5 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is an introductory course, suitable for people who are interested in working with individuals with learning difficulties or disabilities. This could include working in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00
  5. Award in peer mentoring: level 2
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Wed 2 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE, AS THE WEBSITE IT NOT WORKING. Joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk





    THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)



    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas. Feel free to contact us for more information: joanna.akram@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £0.00

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